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whometense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:23 PM
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This is interesting: The Fix: Insider Interview with Amy Dacey
Edited on Mon Aug-21-06 02:24 PM by whometense
P.S. She's one of us.

http://blog.washingtonpost.com/thefix/2006/08/insider_i...

In the days and weeks following Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry's loss in the 2004 presidential election, the massive campaign staff he had constructed quickly dissolved. They returned to their lives as consultants, lobbyists and staffers on Capitol Hill, and quickly began the search for a new candidate in 2008.

Not Amy Dacey. Dacey, who joined Kerry's presidential effort in 2003 and eventually rose to be the traveling political director in the general election, stuck by the Massachusetts Senator -- helping him wrap up the inevitable loose ends of a national bid, and then moving to the staff of his leadership political action committee.

"I felt very strongly that I wanted to continue working with him," said Dacey. "Right after the election he wanted to get right back up and work on this. That was impressive to me and I wanted to be a part of it."...


Amy Dacey with Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.)


...So far in the 2006 cycle, KAP has donated $5.1 million to 137 candidates and 30 party committees, figures that make it one of the largest givers of campaign cash among Democratic elected officials. "I am really proud of the numbers," said Dacey. "I knew we had a lot of support and people who wanted to be helpful."

Dacey is charged with deciding the political events Kerry should and shouldn't do, keeping up with the key House, Senate and gubernatorial races on the ballot this fall and also staying in touch with the activist base the Massachusetts Senator built in 2004.

Kerry has made little secret that he is actively considering another presidential run in 2008, a prospect that leaves many within the Democratic establishment cold. Not surprisingly, Dacey is a notable exception. "The country will be looking for someone who can make us safe, clean up the mess in Iraq, and restore our place in the world," says Dacey. "That's Kerry." And, should Kerry run, Dacey will be standing right beside him. "I plan on helping the Senator as long as he wants me to be involved," she said.
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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:41 PM
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1. Very cool article!
Nice photo! She's got a hetic job, but seeing that pic, it's one to envy!
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fedupinBushcountry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:11 PM
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2. She's also from
my hometown, Auburn N.Y. I saw Cayuga County and had to find out, I think TayTay had an article on her earlier this year on an event in Auburn for the KAP. We Auburnians know a good man when we see one.
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TayTay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 06:31 PM
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3. Wow fedup, good memory
I did a search in the DU JK forum archives and found this:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

So, she is a true Blue loyalist and has been working for Sen. Kerry since last Feb. Nice. (Tracey Lewis is on loan to the Victory '06, just to update that older news story. She was at the last speech at Faneuil Hall and, I think, was at the recent cookout in Lexington.)
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